The Hot Secret of Cold Pressed Coconut Oil…
In order to get coconut oil directly from a cold press, first, the coconuts need to be dried. This is usually done at a temperature of about 80˚C (176˚F). In our Fresh Centrifuged Cold Process, we cold press fresh coconuts and get coconut milk, also known as wet-milling. We then put the coconut milk into a centrifuge to separate the oil from the milk. So while some coconut oils might be called cold pressed, it’s not necessarily the whole story.
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, also known as Virgin Coconut Oil, is coconut oil that is mechanically extracted using an Expeller or Press at low temperatures so as to preserve the nutrients to create a superior quality oil.
So what is the maximum temperature coconut oil can reach to be called cold pressed? Well, that all depends on where you are. In Europe, the maximum temperature for cold pressed oils is 27˚C (80˚F). However, in the UK the maximum temperature is 40˚C (104˚F). As for the U.S., there are no standards so anything goes.
The truth is, coconut oil only starts to break down at about 50˚C (122˚F), so this is the maximum temperature that most of the coconut oil producing countries use to decide if their coconut oil can be labelled cold pressed.
Our fresh coconuts are cold pressed (wet-milled) at a maximum temperature of 40˚C (104˚F). So even though we can label our coconut oil cold pressed, we understand that there is a lot more to making a superior quality coconut oil than just pressing coconuts. That is why we have developed our Fresh Centrifuged Cold Process to ensure that you get the freshest and a superior quality coconut oil.
CoccoMio, we’re just nuts about coconuts and only the best will do!